Happy 90th Birthday Michael Finn Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 5, 11 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 51.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:56
Full result
Result 16:00 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Take The Crown 4/5f
2nd 10 El Toreros 6 12/1
3rd 4 Walter De La Mare ½ 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 233067
White, Dark Blue disc, striped sleeves and cap Houseparty 22
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Miss T Worsley
  • Form: 233067
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 h Miss Z C Davison Miss T Worsley (7) 99 50/1
2 42-4474
Purple and White check, Purple sleeves Hellesbelles (IRE) 35
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Alan Johns
  • Form: 42-4474
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11p1
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 p1 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 98 20/1
4 014332
Red, dark blue sleeves, white armlets and star on dark blue cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 014332
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 96 11/2
5 1P/2660
Yellow, brown cross belts, brown sleeves, yellow armlets, black and red check cap Prime Contender 24
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 1P/2660
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-8vt
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
12 162 11-8 vt Jennie Candlish S Thomas 95 25/1
6 70475P
Purple, yellow star, orange sleeves, yellow armlets, emerald green cap Torgamah Lad (IRE) 18
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 70475P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8b1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 b1 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 95 8/1
7 45-574P
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 84
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Mr H Beswick
  • Form: 45-574P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t F M O'Brien Mr H Beswick (7) 94 33/1
8 279-755
BLACK, YELLOW disc, striped sleeves and cap Asker (IRE) 11
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Mr H G Miller
  • Form: 279-755
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 p Miss Z C Davison Mr H G Miller (7) 94 50/1
9 7-6389P
White, Maroon star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Sun Quest 34
  • T:S D Dixon
  • J:Mr L Kilgarriff
  • Form: 7-6389P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 t S D Dixon Mr L Kilgarriff (7) 89 25/1
10 23-4904
Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap El Toreros (USA) 88
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 23-4904
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 t Mrs L Hill Conor Shoemark (5) 88 12/1
11 U44071
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Take The Crown (ex7) 4
  • T:Henry Oliver
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: U44071
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Henry Oliver D F O'Regan 78 4/5f
12 8-5P332
Dark Green, Beige striped sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Grand Article (IRE) 60
  • T:P E Cowley
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 8-5P332
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
10 141 10-1 P E Cowley Adam Wedge 74 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 837553
Brassbound (USA) 17
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 837553
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11b1
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 1111 b1 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 98 NR

In depth

Verdict

Take The Crown bids to follow up Thursday's Chepstow victory under a penalty and has every chance of doing so. McCoy's presence will ensure Southwell second Walter De la Mare is popular with punters while Grand Article has been placed three times in this grade in his last four starts. TORGAMAH LAD has been frustrating to follow so far but only weakened at the last over a longer trip at Taunton last month. He was badly hampered the last time he raced over this distance and could be worth one more chance.

Formwatch

Brassbound (USA) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, struggling to keep up from 5th, behind next, went remote 3rd before 4 out, closed on 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 3rd of 5, 30l behind Arkaim (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.

Take The Crown 4-1fav (10-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 4 out led before 3 out, ridden before last, soon clear, won at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Tenby Jewel (11-5) by 8l, 16 ran.

El Toreros (USA) 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leading pair, went 3rd after 6th, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, 4th and well beaten when blundered last, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Peqeno Diablo (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.

Walter De La Mare (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) In rear and in touch, pushed along 3 out, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Wordy's Boy (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.

Sun Quest 66-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, driven before 5th, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Join The Navy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 13 ran.

Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Behind, lost touch 5th, tailed off and pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Residence And Spa (10-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.

Hellesbelles (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always 4th, ridden and struggling over 6f out, soon well beaten, 4th of 6, 27l behind Hazy Tom (10-9) at Southwell 2m n h flat (3) std in Feb.

Asker (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Led, ridden headed and weakened before 2 out, last of 5, 29l behind Scots Gaelic (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.

Houseparty 50-1 (10-8) Always in rear, slow 4 out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, well behind Scotsbrook Legend (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.

Grand Article (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Straits Of Messina (11-9) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.

Prime Contender 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Groomed (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Feb.

Torgamah Lad (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, ridden and weakened after 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Warsaw Pact (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 12 ran.